By Ava Stone
A Regency ancient Novel - publication 4 of the Scandalous Series...
After years of abuse by the hands of her mom, Cordelia Avery understands the single method out is marriage to the right guy. a guy who will permit her all of the freedom she has ever craved. and he or she has definitely the right guy picked out. The scandalous Marquess of Haversham will not be ideal to somebody else, yet taking the man’s black popularity into account, Cordie believes she’ll get pleasure from all of the freedom she’s consistently wanted for in his disreputable palms. If in simple terms she may possibly get her middle to head in addition to the plan and to prevent jumping each time Lord Adonis…er…the Earl of Clayworth is close by. however the very right earl is such a lot veritably the inaccurate variety for her reasons.
Brendan Reese, the Earl of Clayworth, has no goal of ever marrying back. He’s nonetheless attempting to freshen up the mess his first spouse left him, even years after her loss of life. To the entire global, Clayworth is the epitome of the suitable English gentleman, and he so needs that photograph was once the reality. however the fact, because it frequently may be, is gruesome. in spite of everything, an ideal English gentleman could by no means have a traitor for a mom. And except Clayworth can locate the facts his overdue spouse concealed, he may well face the gallows himself. yet an opportunity come upon with the reckless Cordelia Avery provides him the simplest lead he’s had in years to ultimately placing his family’s earlier to relaxation. regrettably, targeting something except pass over Avery turns out an almost very unlikely activity.
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Can you believe it? Nothing could be further from the truth. But you didn‘t let him have her, did you? Wonderful! Marvelous. You have exceeded my expectations, darling! I knew at the end of last season she was perfect for you. Not a shrinking violet. A girl that could hold her own against you, when needs be. But when it seemed she was about to be engaged to that naval captain, it broke my heart. ‖ he bellowed. What the devil was she going on about? She blinked at him, a frown settling on her pretty face.
Hardly. I would simply rather deal with honorable men. ‖ The marquess quirked a grin at Cordie. ―Pity. ‖ Cordie looked from one of them back to the other. Were they really quarreling over her? The saintly Lord Adonis and the devilish Lord Haversham? Two days ago she never would have believed it. In the park, everyone‘s eyes were on them, and they must all appear to be participants in a poorly acted play. If her mother heard about this, Cordie would never be allowed to leave her room again. ―Actually, I‘d prefer not to have these sorts of conversations out in public,‖ she replied.
At the moment, he wasn‘t certain she was any safer with him than with Haversham. ‖ Her quiet voice interrupted his thoughts. Of course he wasn‘t pleased. Brendan always prided himself on his excellent control of any situation, but he didn‘t seem to be in control of anything in her presence. Not of her, certainly, but not of himself either. When he‘d found her in Haversham‘s embrace that afternoon, he‘d wanted to kill the man in his spot. He wasn‘t prone to violence and he didn‘t have uncontrollable, lascivious thoughts.